Events at the Humanities and Social Sciences Library

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Time and place: Dec. 12, 2018 12:00 PM - 2:00 PM, Scene HumSam - Level 1 in HumSam-biblioteket in GSH

It’s the most wonderful time of the year… to discuss foreign affairs! And what better topic to tackle than Turkey. As you explore the complexities of Turkey, SIFA will provide free coffee and lunch! Welcome!

Time and place: Nov. 28, 2018 4:15 PM - 5:45 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

"It’s one of the greatest, most audacious, most original documentaries ever made" writes Richard Brody in The New Yorker.  Chronicle of a Summer is a documentary about the everyday lives of ordinary Parisians, done in the style of cinéma vérité, filmed in 1961.

Time and place: Nov. 15, 2018 7:00 PM - 11:45 PM, Escape, Ole Johan Dahls hus

MusicLab Vol. 3 explores the phenomenon of rhythm - in music and in the body - all within MusicLab’s unique blend of research and edutainment through an intellectual warm-up with world-leading experts, music-dance performances and data jockeying with our house DJ and anyone else interested.

Time and place: Nov. 14, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

How are things interrelated? “What pattern connects the crab to the lobster,” muses anthropologist, philosopher, and systems theorist Gregory Bateson in this award-winning film, the making of filmmaker Nora Bateson’s tribute to her late father.

Time and place: Nov. 8, 2018 12:15 PM - 1:00 PM, Studentbiblioteket Sophus Bugge

(Still) A Modern Prometheus: The enduring appeal of Frankenstein. Why has this novel fascinated us for 200 years?

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

A modern Cannibal Tale: This film is the story of an aged anthropologist and artist who returns to The Amazon and Papua New Guinea to meet friends he has not seen for 40 years, after having spent intense time with them and being absent for so long.

Time and place: Nov. 7, 2018 8:45 AM - 10:00 AM, Scene HumSam, 1. etg. i HumSam-biblioteket

What can peace look like in Syria, seven years after the revolution that ended up as a devastating civil war? 

Time and place: Oct. 31, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

The rise of the far right in Europe is a terrifying phenomenon that leaves many befuddled. It seems unstoppable; it seems like a feat of muscular men. But is it either of these things? 

Time and place: Oct. 26, 2018 1:15 PM - 3:00 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etg. i HumSam-biblioteket

Much has been written about democracy (or the lack of it), political Islam and violence in the Middle East after the ‘Arab Spring’. But how do these aspects relate to the realities of everyday life in the post-revolutionary Arab world? And aren’t there many other matters that are much more important to ‘ordinary’ Arabs than these three catchwords of western media coverage?

Time and place: Oct. 25, 2018 3:15 PM - 4:00 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

"Stephens wants us to think of rock and Christianity not as enemies but as siblings engaged in a family dispute." Kelefa Sanneh, The New Yorker. Welcome to the launch of Randall Stephens' new book The Devil's Music. How Christians Inspired, Condemned and Embraced Rock 'n' Roll.

Time and place: Oct. 24, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

Visually spectacular, with breathtaking images of the faithful at Varanassi, the ritual capital of Hindu India, this film is one of the most marking pieces of cinema on the matter of religion, religiosity and ritual. 

Time and place: Oct. 3, 2018 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM, Auditorium 1, Georg Sverdrups hus

Poetic, witty, ironic, artsy and –most of all- endlessly fun in the most quirky way, Patrick Keiller’s visual project is an elegy to post-industrial society.

Time and place: Sep. 17, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:45 PM, Scene HumSam, 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Theodoros Rakopoulos has done fieldwork on anti-mafia cooperatives that work on land that has been confiscated from the mafia in rural Sicily. His book is an ethnography of a mafia-influenced village and examines social relations in and around Sicilian Cooperatives.

Time and place: June 7, 2018 4:00 PM - 6:00 PM, Humanities and Social Sciences Library in Georg Sverdrups hus

Want to join us down in the world of books? A group of artists will bring you down to the closed stacks and read aloud from a variety of texts. It's free and open to the public!

Time and place: Apr. 17, 2018 2:15 PM - 3:15 PM, Scene HumSam - 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i GSH

The book analyses in-depth interviews with former child refugees from Croatia and Bosnia and Herzegovina, residing in Norway. The individuals’ representations of belonging were examined in light of the violent conflict that lead to their migration, their personal immigration experiences and their time growing up and residing in Norway. Welcome to the launch of Dragana Kovačević Bielicki's book “Born in Yugoslavia – Raised in Norway. Former child refugees and belonging”

Time and place: Apr. 9, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM, Escape, Ole-Johan Dahls hus

MusicLab vol.2 explores the concept of breath sensing and its wide range of applications from scientific to artistic. All within MusicLab’s unique blend of research and edutainment through hands-on workshops (separate event with registration), intellectual warm-ups, performances and data jockeying.

The event will be streamed live. Free entrance and open for everyone!

Time and place: Jan. 31, 2018 5:30 PM - 7:30 PM, Literature Lounge at Level U

Welcome to Open Mic at the library, and the first event in the Literature Lounge! Uglebo provides a pop-up bar.

Time and place: Sep. 14, 2017 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM, Professorboligen, Karl Johans gate 47

The Humanities and Social Sciences Library has invited Eye of Tree to present their approach to Japanese Butoh Dance, and through this also explore the cultural exchange between Norway and Japan. The performance is part of the program for the EAJRS-conference and is open to the general public. Welcome!

Time and place: Sep. 4, 2017 12:00 PM - 2:45 PM, Humsam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus- underetasjen

Through research presentations, a panel discussion and a yoga session we will get a broader knowledge of Yoga in this multidisciplinary seminar. The event is free and open to everybody! The whole event will be streamed and stored here!

Time and place: Aug. 3, 2017 12:30 PM - 2:00 PM, Scene HumSam - 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i GSH

Welcome to Calotype Society’s Biennale exhibition at the Library of Humanities and Social Sciences!

Time and place: Mar. 13, 2017 12:00 PM - Mar. 14, 2017 2:00 PM, Scene HumSam - 1. etasje i HumSam-biblioteket i GSH

Some of the world's leading experts on the Quran and Islam are coming to Scene HumSam on March 13 and 14 in conjunction with the release of the newest issue of Samtiden, which has the Quran as its main focus.

Two people sitting next to each other, with earphones on and reading a book.
Time and place: Mar. 13, 2014 2:00 PM - Mar. 22, 2014 5:00 PM, HumSam-biblioteket i Georg Sverdrups hus

Want a different theatre experience? Black Box Teater brings Ant Hampton & Tim Etchells' play "The Quiet Volume" to our library March 13.- 22.